Voyage in a Six-Oared Skiff to the Falls of Saint Anthony in 1817 (Classic Reprint)

Voyage in a Six-Oared Skiff to the Falls of Saint Anthony in 1817 (Classic Reprint)

by Stephen H. Long
     
 

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This Journal, for the first time published, was written by Stephen H. Long, now a veteran and honored Colonel of the Corps of Topographical Engineers of the United States Army.

The voyage was performed in a six-oared skiff, presented to Major Long by Governor William Clark, the

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Excerpt from Voyage in a Six-Oared Skiff to the Falls of Saint Anthony in 1817

This Journal, for the first time published, was written by Stephen H. Long, now a veteran and honored Colonel of the Corps of Topographical Engineers of the United States Army.

The voyage was performed in a six-oared skiff, presented to Major Long by Governor William Clark, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs at Saint Louis. Having returned from a tour to the portage of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, he ascended from Prairie du Chien to the Falls of Saint Anthony.

The objects of his voyage were to meander and sketch the course of the Upper Mississippi, to exhibit the general topography of the shores, and to designate such sites as were suitable for military purposes.

The manuscript was placed in the hands of Keating in 1823, who frequently refers to it in his History of the Expedition to the Sources of the St. Peter, now Minnesota River.

Written nearly a half century ago, containing the first account of the legends of Maiden Rock and the Falls of Saint Anthony, and describing the actual appearance of Indian villages then on the sites of numerous busy towns of the present day, it must ever be perused with interest, and considered an important contribution to the Historical Collections of Minnesota.

The writer cannot omit the expression of indebtedness to the venerable author, and also to Dr. Edwin James, of Burlington, Iowa, for the courtesy manifested in granting the manuscript for publication.

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ISBN-13:
9781332210053
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/05/2015
Pages:
94
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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